Kristian Olesen

Kristian Olesen (1952) was educated at The Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, as organist and as a conductor. Further studies with a.o. Michael Radulescu, Harald Vogel, William Porter. Cathedral organist in Elsenore 1978, since 1985 in Roskilde. Roskilde Cathedral is the Danish national cathedral, where members of the royal family have found their last resting place for more than 800 years. In Roskilde Kristian Olesen took the initiative for the restoration of the historical organ (1554 / 1654).

He has appeared in the most prestigious festivals : Toulouse, Madrid, Lissabon, Arona, Treviso, Amsterdam, Alkmaar, Groningen, Hamburg... and in the US in Eugene Bach Festival, Houston Bach Society, Indianapolis...

Kristian Olesen also often appears as a jury member in international organ competitions : Toulouse, Alkmaar, Lausanne and Freiberg.